Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 30 (PTI) Senior Congress leader A K Antony today asserted the party has the strength to bounce back and said everyone wanted it to lead the battle against communal forces in the country.
“We have the strength to come back. Earlier also we have faced similar situation (losing in elections)… everybody want Congress to take the leadership in fighting communal forces in the country,” the Congress Working Committee member said here.
Talking to reporters after inaugurating a membership drive programme of the party here, Antony, a former Kerala chief minister, said in the present situation there was need to improve the party base and Congressmen should avoid confrontation during the organisational elections.
He said the main problem faced by the party in the state now was shortage of workers at the grass root level.
Stating that organisational election should not be viewed as a confrontation, Antony said his wish was that the process should be completed as far as possible on consensus basis.
Opportunities should be given to new workers in the party during restructuring, he added.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.